bribe

n.

  1. A gift begged; a present.
  2. A price, reward, gift, or favor bestowed or promised with a view to prevent the judgment or corrupt the conduct of a judge, witness, voter, or other person in a position of trust.
  3. That which seduces; seduction; allurement.

v. t.

  1. To rob or steal.
  2. To give or promise a reward or consideration to (a judge, juror, legislator, voter, or other person in a position of trust) with a view to prevent the judgment or corrupt the conduct; to induce or influence by a bribe; to give a bribe to.
  3. To gain by a bribe; of induce as by a bribe.

v. i.

  1. To commit robbery or theft.
  2. To give a bribe to a person; to pervert the judgment or corrupt the action of a person in a position of trust, by some gift or promise.